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    October 11, 2012
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we'll find out more from julie in just a couple of moments. not a bad start to the day, but it's cool. this is thursday, october 11th, 2012, as wisdom noted just a few moments ago, 10/11/12. i'm tony perkins. >> i'm allison seymour. thanks for sharing this day with us. tucker barnes is looking at a day that's chilly, but sunny, right, tuck? >> you got it. high temperatures today about 60 degrees, so 10 degrees cooler than what we had around here yesterday. let's kick it off showing you the satellite picture. all is clear. we aren't dealing with the fog we had around here yesterday and the shower activity that we had around here the last couple of days, well off to the north and east as we are looking at quiet conditions for your thursday. high pressure will build in across the region. after a cool start, we'll be in for a somewhat chilly day. should be a nice looking day. we're expecting a lot of bright sunshine, but high temperatures will only top out in the upper 50s to about 60.
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so once again we're talking about temperatures about 10 degrees where they would normally be here for the 12th of october. let's do some temperatures right now at reagan national, it is cool. we've cooled off to 49 degrees. dulles 44 degrees, and out at bwi marshall 45. let me mention in addition to the cool temperatures we've got a bit of a breeze out of the north and west. so you combine that with these temperatures and in parts of the region it feels like upper 30s, so i definitely would advise kids will want a sweater or jacket on their way out the door today on their way to the bus stop. here's your forecast for today, plenty of sunshine. going to the game this afternoon, high temperature is about 60 degrees. it will cool off quickly tonight, so be ready for a cooldown here as we get into 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 tonight, temperatures will be back in the low 50s by the end of the game. that's weather. let's do some traffic. julie has the latest. >>reporter: on the roads quite busy. inbound on route 50, slowing down to 16 miles an hour as you continue out of riverdale and
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headed into northeast. so, again, the lanes are open but the pace is definitely slow going as you continue over towards the split. outbound new york avenue at ballottensberg road, a stalled bus. traffic light delays slowing northeast to northwest. overall the commute coming in from manassas headed out towards 123, almost a 35-minute drive, eastbound on 66 with lanes open. 15 northbound approaching 66, that's where we had the accident activity, that's in the clearing stages. heavier volume off of 15 to be expected. traveling northbound on i-95, delays out of dale city, heading north the prince william parkway, trying to get across the occuquan. 395 here at duke street remains heavy and slow continuing out towards seminary road. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thanks, julie. new this morning, just a heartbreaking story out of baltimore. a grandmother and four children were killed in an overnight house fire. the youngest victim just a year old. firefighters were called to the
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scene on denwerd avenue just after 2:00 this morning. one person inside the home was able to escape by jumping out of a second floor window. two firefighters were also injured, one of them when the floor collapsed. we're told he should be okay. no word yet on what caused this fire. in the meantime, breaking news from the middle east to report as well. a masked gunman has shot and killed the head of security at the u.s. embassy in yemen. the victim was a yemeni man, not an american, who worked at the embassy for nearly 20 years. he was killed when the gunman on a motorcycle drove alongside his car and opened fire. in the meantime, back here in washington, in just a few hours, the nacialg zoo will reveal -- national zoo will reveal what killed the newborn giant panda cub. the cub, believed to be a female, died six days after it was born last month. also this morning zoo officials will let everyone know how the cub's mom is doing, mescwrang. she has been slowly returning
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to her normal activities. well, allison, another big story this morning, a must-win situation for the nationals. if they lose today, their hopes of a world series title are over. dave ross is here with a game three recap and a look ahead. let's focus mainly on the look ahead. >> let's look ahead. remember, they put those tickets on sale for the nlcs, so they're still thinking positively. pick a cliche, loser go home or in this case stay home. it really is do or die time and it's because of what happened yesterday and davy johnson and the boys had a beautiful day, had a record crowd, over 45,000, and then in the 2nd inning, it really got ruined here by pete cosma, a light hitting short stop that nobody really knew about. now you know him. cards are sitting in the press box going oh, no. es pinnosis a with a beautiful
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bunt. danny is upset thinking he's saved. johnson says, wait a second, jim joyce who missed a call famously a couple of years ago. it's little things like that, tony, that add up. and here we go with another chance to rally. michael morris with the bases juiced. instead he lifts the lazy fly ball to the right, end of the rally, end of the inning, end of the game, eventually 8-0 the nats go down. the guys talkd about it afterward, tony, there is still life, but you can tell the guys a little bit demoralized. >> of course when i score runs and get great hits, we're just missing pitches. that's nothing right now. we have so many pitches to hit, me and a couple of other guys are just missing pitches. that's baseball. >> we put ourselves in this spot, not something we had planned on, but it is what it is, so we need to go out from the first pitch and be aggressive. >> just come out tomorrow and hopefully put a couple early runs up and give our pitchers some leeway, i guess you could say, to go out there and attack
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their guys and not have so much pressure to make perfect pitches all the time. >> all in all we've done a great job all year, we've been a great team, we've played great baseball. we have a chance to prove that again tomorrow. >> you hear there from ryan zimmerman, i think, from a veteran's perspective which is get some runs early. you know, let the crowd be a force again in this thing. game four today at 4:00, people are going what about geo gonzalez? he'll go. he's waiting in the winds. you can't pitch him today, what's the point, you gotta win them both, so there's no real extra importance of putting geo in today. he's waiting in the wings for the game 5. the straussburg question does come up, tony. there was an unidentified nat that said before game three, had we had straussburg, we already would have been up 2-0. again, unidentified. if you're going to say those things, let's know who said it. but why would you say that
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going into game three, anl, two, he's not there, mike rizo has made the point. he's not there. this decision is long over. i know we always question and wonder and straussburg himself would like to be out there. he's not there. they have to go and ride with the guys they have. >> it'll certainly be the talk of the off season. >> correct. >> if they win it all, the question will go away pretty much. >> right. obviously everybody wants to have him there, he's just not going to be there, so stetwiller has got to get it done today so there is a game 5. >> tnk you, sir, appreciate it. allison, back to you. >> thank you, fellas. appreciate it. fans left nats park and had to deal with the foot traffic. how did it go and what's in store for today? melany aldwick is covering that story. >>reporter: good morning, allison. the balloons are still up here. they're riding high, so we hope that attitude and that feeling carries on for the game. yesterday nats fans definitely
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heeded the warnings, they'd been advised all along to use metro to get down here to nationals park and back home again. yesterday was crunch time as the game ended right as the height of rush hour was getting started. after the game tens of thousands of disappointed fans streamed for the gates and metro. extra police and supervisor wrs on the platforms, though, to keep things running smoothly. despite the crowds and the long way to get on trains, most customers are happy that they decided to take metro. >> oh, absolutely, i left from work and i got here no problem. it makes a lot more sense than driving. >>reporter: were you prepared for it to be like this? >> absolutely. every time we come to a game and it's like this. >>reporter: often like this? >> absolutely. >> i don't i don't have to get anywhere right away, so it helps me get over what happened in there. >>reporter: and i don't think that what happened yesterday is going to keep anybody away today.
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a capacity crowd yesterday, also expected plenty of standing-room-only tickets will be snapped up when the box office opens. but today's game is supposed to let out after rush hour is over, start time 4:07 means probably after 7:00 is when the game will be over and fans will start heading to metro. so we don't expect to see as much of a crush to get on the platforms as there was yet. again, metro is advising people you don't have to get on the green line right here outside of nationals park. you can also go to the new jersey avenue entrance of the station. you could also walk about less than a mile north and also get on trains at the capital south station if you want to avoid some of the crowds and they're also reminding people, allison, to make sure they have prepaid for their fares to save time. >> melanie, thank you very much. tony. well, meanwhile, in the race for the white house, the obama campaign is looking for a turn around tonight that would come from the hands of vice president joe biden. biden and republican v.p.
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nominee paul ryan meet this evening in their one and only debate. the timing couldn't be more urgent for the president with new polls showing mitt romney closing the gap in some key battleground states. surveys from quinnpiac university, cbs news and the "new york times" show a dead heat in colorado and mitt romney cutting the president's lead in wisconsin in half. fox' dug luzader looks ahead to tonight. >>reporter: both vice presidential candidates are heading into tonight's debate with some new poll numbers. this is our brand new fox news poll. it shows that joe biden and paul ryan are pretty evenly matched within the margin of error as far as their favorability numbers are concerned, but look at the unfavorables. that's where joe biden tonight has some ground to make up. paul ryan arrives in kentucky for his big night, swarmed by supporters. vice president joe biden is scheduled to arrive later today. this one on one between them is getting a lot of buildup because the stakes are so high
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after last week's obama/romney debate that may have turned this race on its head. president obama still stinging after what was seen as a weak performance told abc's "world news" last night that biden just needs to be himself. >> you know, i think joe just needs to be joe. congressman ryan is a smart and effective speaker, but his ideas are the wrong ones, and joe understands that. >>reporter: while biden does have debate experience, he hasn't been in one in four years. and while ryan is a political veteran, he has never been in a pressure cooker venue like this debate hall. most of the final pieces are now in place and unlike last week's debate, the veep candidates will be sitting, it's something that can make attacks on one another seem much more personal. earlier in the day in florida ryan admit today having some nerves. >> joe biden has been on this stage many times before. it's my first time. sure, it's a nervous situation because joe biden is one of the
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most experienced debaters we have in modern politics, but the achilles heel he has is president obama's record and i'm really looking forward to giving the american people a very clear choice. >>reporter: the other thing to consider tonight is the moderator. these are the four moderators for each of the debates. jim lehrer was criticized after last week's debate, a lot of people thought he lost control. that really ups the pressure on abc's martha raddatz tonight. she will moderate the v.p. debate. doug luzaader, fox news. a case linked to targeting women in fairfax county. plus the supreme court revisits the issue of affirmitive action. we're going to hear from the college student who pushed this new case and a response from the university who denied her admission. and a dramatic scene in florida caught on camera, a parking garage collapses, trapping several workers for hours, one who was rescued overnight.
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as we head to the break, a live look outside. we're going to get the latest weather and traffic from tucker and julie coming up. fox 5 morning news will be right back. privately-owowned freight railroads plan to spend $23 billion on their network. that's like building 4 nat's stadiums, 5 wilson bridges, and 8 dc convention centers...all in one year. and not a penny of it comes from taxpayers.
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that's like launching 4 mars rovers, 10 gps satellites, and 20 space shuttles ...all in one year. and not a penny of it comes from taxpayers. well, it's a bittersweet ending for coca-cola lovers. the last 6.5-ounce returnable glass bottle has rolled off the production line. a small coke bottler in minnesota who has been filling the bottles since 1932 says it no longer makes sense to do so from a business standpoint. about 6,000 of the steiny -- tiny bottles were filled for the last time earlier this week. the bottles will be sold online for $20 each starting monday. >> that makes sense from a business standpoint. >> collector's edition. >> you should make another $6,000. >> i wonder if the coke plant down in atlanta, the big museum, i wonder if they'll make them still because i really like that bottle.
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>> apparently he's the last guy doing it. >> let's face it, everybody drinks like 28 ounces or 48 ounces. >> not in new york city anymore. >> oh, that's right. >> maybe you could sell them there. >> it is bittersweet, i agree. anyway, what's up, tuck? >> weather is cooperating, going to be sunny today. we got another big game this afternoon and it's going to be cool, though. yesterday we made it into the low 70s. today upper 50s to low 60s for daytime highs. 49 now in washington. check out the cool temperatures, buffalo 37 degrees. hey, they got a game in cincinnati today. look at the current temperature. >> yikes! >> 32 right now. so very chilly temperatures. big chunk of very cool air off to our north and west, and that will be sort of dominating our weather here for the next couple days. our trend will be to keep temperatures on the cool side right into the weekend. should be lots of sun. sun getting up as we speak, and out towards chicago, that's where the area of high pressure is, and you can see we don't have any rain on the map, so the trend here will be to keep
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things nice and dry and we're going to warm things up for the end of the weekend, but the next couple days a little on the cool side. 62 today. that'll be here in the city. much of the area in the upper 50s. tomorrow 67, and let's hope we keep the baseball going into the weekend with temperatures in the low 70s sunday afternoon. we have a redskins game either way, much improved over last sunday when it was cold, damp and 50. >> and we lost. >> better weather will win. >> that' >> thanks, tucker. >> i can only be responsible for the weather. >> no, no. you said we're going to get a win. >> thank you, tucker. here's julie with a look at traffic. hey, julie. >>reporter: hey, you guys. on the roads right now kind of busy with accident activity and delays. still cleaning up a wreck off 15 at 66, northbound 15 really taking the brunt of that and a lot of slow traffic headed up towards 66. once you commit to eastbound, the commute is very slow leaving manassas headed into 123, almost a 35-minute commute and that's with all of the lanes open on 66. beltway inner loop now starting to slow leaving springfield headed north up towards gallows
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road. accident activity possibly involving a bus this. is going to tie up the community southbound 29 after randolph road. watch for fire and rescue. we have slow traffic nund on 50 out of riverdale towards the kenelworth split. i-95 traffic heavy and slow through dale city across the occuquan. traffic traffic slows on 395 from duke street out to seminary road. traffic congestion on the 14th street bridge. the outer loop slow leaving college park trying to get around university boulevard. southbound 270 still a slow go before and after 109 and delays out of germantown headed for the split. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. a check of the morning's other top stories now, and thank you very much, julie, in northeast d.c., the hunt is on for whomever shot and killed a man in broad daylight. the man was shot on 8th street near florida avenue yesterday afternoon right next to galadebt university. police haven't said whether the
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victim was a student at gal dl ap dldebt. we turn to virginia where a serial groper is believed to have struck again. here's a sketch of the suspect. the latest incident involves a 25-year-old woman who says she was groped from behind while walking near the commerce street bus stop in the springfield area. now, this one happened about a month ago, but police say it is the 6th case that they are investigating. one of the most dvisive shus of the 20th century is getting a revisit from the supreme court. >> the high court is deciding how far colleges and universities can go into factoring race into their admissions decisions. abigail fisher sued when she didn't get into the university of texas at austin, claiming that lesser qualified minorities were given preference over her simply because she is white. the university says race is just one factor in deciding admissions. >> we have made a great deal of progress on our campus and throughout the united states, but there still is a need to
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make sure that our campuses and our military and our businesses are diverse. >> i hope the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity should not be considered when applying to the university of texas. >> a decision from the supreme court isn't expected until spring. there's dramatic video now coming from rescue efforts at miami-dade college in florida where a parking garage under construction collapsed yesterday. a construction worker was rescued 13 hours after the collapse and is now in critical condition. at least two workers were killed, nine others injured. crews say one more worker is still unaccounted for. fast food giant wendy's is touching up its logo for the first time in nearly 30 years. coming up a look at the new design. and a boxing legend is returning to his hometown roots today. why sugar ray leonard is teaming up with police in prince george's county. plus holly is getting creative this morning. she's learning how to decorate
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for fall, and look at all those delicious halloween decorations. and even if you think you don't have any skills when it comes to crafting or arts and crafts, there's hope for us too. we'll be right back with that. 7:21. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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[ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities?
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a man who played a major role in turning around the district's finances in the 1990s has died. economist andrew bremer was the first director of the d.c. control board. the congressionally-mandated panel set up to oversee the financial management of the city. his appointment was controversial and drew the ire of then mayor marrian berry. but d.c.'s huge deficit was turned into a $300 million surplus under bremer's leadership. he was also the first african- american to sit on the federal reserve board. andrew bremer was 86 years old. in the meantime, one of d.c. -- the d.c. mayer vince gray's former aides has avoided jail time. howard brooks pled guilty
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earlier this year for his role in paying another candidate to bad mouth former mayor adrian fenty during the 2010 mayoral campaign. brooks was sentenced yesterday to two years probation and 200 hours of community service. the u.s. attorney continues to investigate mayor gray's campaign. a boxing legend from maryland is returning home to help promote several youth programs. sugar ray leonard will be lending his support for three key initiatives at a news conference at prince george's county police headquarters this afternoon. they include an anti-bullying program, the first lady's "let's move" campaign and literacy promotion. he'll also talk about educational opportunities through his sugar ray leonard boxing center. leonard grew up in palmer park. serious questions concerning the district's tax office. up next why the city council called the agency in to do some explaining. plus he captured his first victory last week, but can teddy pull off two wins in a
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row? and as we head to the break, a live look outside. we'll get the latest weather and traffic from tucker and julie. that's next. come on, nats, we need to win, win, win. hey, what are you drinkin'? pumpkin coffee for the morning. and i've got my pumpkin k-cup packs for at home. now i can have my pumpkin coffee any time i want it. pumpkin's perfect. it's dunkin' with the press of a button. new pumpkin k-cup packs, only at dunkin' restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee.
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when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. i'm drinking dunkin'. i'm just in love with the flavor. i get mine black. i don't want to take away from that pure taste. so smooth, no bitterness. it's awesome. there's no other taste like it. america runs on dunkin' coffee.
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well, the nats lost, but teddy did it again. teddy the mascot won the president's race in game three against the cardinals yesterday. this was teddy's second victory in a row. he made national headlines when he won his first race, that's what we're showing you now, on the final day of the regular season against the phillies. he had lost more than 500 races before that, but, yes, he did win yesterday. >> so as wisdom said, maybe we should have him lose again. the universe is on his head, maybe we should do that. i want to take a moment to say good morning to two of our regular viewers, long time viewers, loretta carter hayes who is 86 years young >> oh, my goodness. >> and her sister louise carter harris who is 88 years young. loretta called me yesterday, left a message on my voice
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mail, luckily she left her phone number so i could call her back, they watch the show. they get quite a kick out of the show and they watch the whole show, or at least loretta watches from the beginning to the end. we always think, well, no one does that. >> loretta, i love it. >> she should get an award for that. >> she should. they are long time washingtonians. their time goes back to mount vernon and, allison, their father was your family's minister at one point. ladies, thanks for watching. we love that you watch all the time and watch the whole show. that's great. >> that's a surprise to me. i did not know that. how sweet. >> thank you very much. loretta and louise. >> i feel like i need to be extra good today. >> on your best behavior? >> yes. for several reasons. >> they're old enough they might remember when the nationals -- >> you're right, that's right. when the senators were -- >> i bet they do. let's get started with a look at your forecast.
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of course we're talking about nationals. we've been talking about nationals for days and days. if you're going to the game today, start time 4:07. the weather will cooperate today, it's going to be sunny and bright but noticeably cooler than yesterday. first pitch 60. yesterday it was 70 at first pitch. we've fall -- we'll be falling into the mid-50s during the late afternoon and evening. certainly a jacket would be well advised as we're not expecting a whole lot of heat around here today. in fact, today temperatures are going to trend well below where they would normally be for the 12th of october. it is a cool start, 49 right now in washington, 51 in annapolis. and then we've got 30s off to -- low 40s and 30s off to the north and west, culpepper 39. check out hagerstown 38. and a bit of a breeze. i'm not showing you the wind chill map, it's a little early for that, but there is a bit of a breeze. so the temperatures are going to feel even cooler than this for the next couple of hours. here's the good news, lots of sunshine in the forecast and the trend the next couple days is to keep things nice and dry around here. so we're not expecting rain today. if we get a game tomorrow, let's hope we do, it should be
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just fine for the game on friday as well with lots of sunshine and quiet conditions. high pressure out towards cincinnati will be moving overhead later today and that's going to keep things on the quiet side here for the foreseeable future, including the weekend. here's the good news, by the time we get into sunday, we're going to get enough of a return flow that we should start to warm things up back into the low 70s, so we got a big redskins game as well sunday afternoon. 62 today, mostly sunny skies, cool for this time of year, winds out of the north and west at five to 10. winds will start to push out of the southwest tonight at about five with overnight lows in the mid-40s. so another very cool overnight. 30s north and west of the city later tonight. there's your accuweather seven day, 67 tomorrow up ahead of our next cold front. that one too will come through dry, bring us a few clouds second half for friday and there's your weekend forecast, sunshine both saturday and sunday with a warming trend here. low 70s by sunday afternoon. that's weather. let's get the latest from julie and see what's going on. julie.
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okay. all right. >> can you hear me? could you please switch the prompter, kind people in the control room? appreciate you, whenever you get around to that, that would be great. let me read off my script here. the district tax office taking a whole lot of heat at an oversight hearing yesterday. d.c.'s councilmembers criticize the agency's chief financial officer for years of audit problems that may have cost taxpayers millions. rodney cardmoan is from the "washington post." he was at that meeting and survived it. what's going on, bob? good morning to you. >> hi, allison. well, the hearing started at 9:00 in the morning. it started a little early, and then it broke at noon so everybody could go to the nats game and then it resumed at 5:00. >> you're serious. an all day thing, okay. >> resumed at 5:00 and went until 10:00 p.m. so not everybody stayed until the end, but i did.
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i saw the whole thing, and basically there were a whole lot of issues that came up yesterday about the tax office, d.c. tax office, but the main focus was on audits. there have been a bunch of internal audits that have been done that had not come to light, basically they've been kept secret. they talk about internal problems, especially with controls and procedures in the tax office, and my colleagues at the "washington post," debbie sunsipper and doug mcstewart especially have been doing an investigation about this and they basically found out that some of these audits were never made public, in some cases it looks like senior people in the tax office tried to keep them private and tried to keep them from coming to light and the controversy over that led a top internal auditor to quit abruptly in protest last week.
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so the council wanted to get to the bottom of that, and the news was that nat gandhi, long- time chief officer, highly respected, but controversial chief financial officer said that they would start putting summaries of these audits up online so everybody knew they were there, but he didn't commit to making them entirely public, and he also -- there's still, at least in my mind, a little fuzziness about whether they can continue to keep them private by doing something they've done in the past which is keep them in draft form, in other words, never finally approve them because as long as they're just in draft form, the position has been that they don't have to be made public. >> and we said there it might be costing the taxpayers. have we been feeling the pain and we didn't even know it? >> it's really complicated.
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this is accounting, it's auditing, it's tax stuff, it's hard to get clear answers. i believe on a lot of this stuff. but certainly in some cases, i mean, there's one very well documented case at this point which is that a couple of years ago they got about $2 million in payments where it was sitting around in unopened envelopes in mail bins, and somebody realized that they hadn't opened the mail, and then when they did, they found out that they had about $2 million in unprocessed payments. so there was at least a delay in getting the money there, and, you know, i think it seems -- i'm not sure the issue so much is that we're not -- is that we're losing money, i don't think the issue is that much, it's not clear if the system for evaluating tarks assessments, basically, is open
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and transparent and user friendly and fair. there's some councilmembers that are concerned that the big commercial property owners have a much easier time getting a hearing, getting information, getting their taxes looked at as opposed to smaller residential customers who have a much harder time or some people say have a much harder time getting anybody to pay attention to them. >> you're writing about it on sunday, the mayor has gone on the record to express confidence in that, gawbdy, so we'll look forward to that on sunday. in the meantime, you said you took a little break. i'd like you to switch hats. >> i'll switch hats here. i brought my nats hat. >> you say despite the blowout, there is a silver lining, in fact, four silver linings. >> four silver linings from the game. >> we need to hear it. we need some inspiration. >> there was a record crowd in that stadium, 45,017, standing room only, number one.
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number two, from what i saw, the metro system did a good job of handling the crowd. i mean, i was at plaza waiting to go to the game. one train came by and it was packed, people couldn't get on. i'd say a couple hundred people couldn't get on. but then another empty train came a couple minutes later. they said it was a baseball special, and i even got a seat to get to the game. >> that's two. >> so i thought metro sort of rose to the occasion. the weather was delightful, that's three. and teddy won. >> and teddy won, so that's four. >> look at you with the glass half full. i love it. so your column today, and we're out of time, but it's a followup to who's going to benefit from bill conway's good- natured -- >> it's in the paper this morning. yeah, bill conway, the billionaire philanthropist of how his gifts are going to help poor people in our region. >> bill mccartney is a columnist of the "washington post" and a dear friend of the show. may i say you look wonderful in
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your hat. >> thank you so much. i'm hoping it brings us good luck today. >> tony, over to you. >> me too. thank you very much. still, an update for a -- an update on the search for a girl in colorado who vanished on her way to school. what police found in a nearby park. and it appears talent runs in the family for justin beeber. the big time celebrities he didn't even know he was related to. it's 7:40, we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions
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the search for a missing colorado girl is making headlines this morning. police found a body near an abandoned mining shaft -- or shack, excuse me, just a few miles from where 10-year-old jessica ridgeway disappeared last friday on her way to school. authorities haven't officially tied the crime scene to the missing girl, but they do believe that jessica was abducted. the fbi and police will be back on the scene today to search for more clues. just two days after jerry sandusky was sentenced for molesting 10 young boys, word this morning that his $59,000 annual pension has been revoked. the news comes as we learn more about the letters the former penn state assistant football coach and his wife sent to the
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judge before his sentencing. in those letters they both portrayed themselves as victims of a conspiracy and wrote that the justice system let them down. after 30 years fast food chain wendy's is getting a new look. check it out. their logo is changing and hopes of branding itself as a higher end hamburger chain. it features the company's name written in a newer red font and the always recognizable girl in red pigtails appear as little more mature. this is the fifth logo update since the company was found inside 1969. i didn't realize wendy's was that old, 1969. i don't think i realized that. >> yeah. the girl looks pretty much the same to me. >> i thought that too. >> as long as the burgers are still good. >> and the frosties. >> yes. >> right. >> why are you editing yourself so much today? >> they used to be better. >> it used to be easier.
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>> have you tried the fries now? they have the sea salt on them. nice. let me do the forecast before i start laughing. if you're headed out for a juicy burger later today, you're going to want to bring along a jacket because it's going to be on the cool side. 49 now in washington. hey, check out columbus, ohio. you think it's cool around here? 28 degrees in columbus this morning, 31 in beckly, west virginia, pittsburgh 36, detroit 33, you can see where that big chunk of cold air is across portions of the great lakes down into the mid- atlantic. and we are going to feel it today. we have a bit of a breeze out of the north and west and our highs will only be about 60 degrees, so much cooler than yesterday. reason why, high pressure will move overhead later today, it's out to the west right now, but later today it'll move overhead and lots of sunshine today and just kind of a little unseasonably cool. tomorrow plenty of sunshine up ahead of our next cold front which will send in a reenforcing shot of cool air. not expecting rain tomorrow, but there'll be a few more clouds in the forecast. still, that should not impact
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the nationals from winning game five tomorrow. >> that's right. >> there's your accuweather seven day, 62 today, 67 today, weekend looks great, sunshine both days, a warming trend by sunday, 72 degrees. >> thank you, tucker. let's go to julyy rite now, find out what's going on on the roads. hey, julie. >>reporter: certainly southbound along 29 this morning we have accident activity involving a bus. the activity has been moved to the right lanes, south of the industrial parkway, so keep an eye out for that. this happens to be eastbound 66 right into the bright sunshine. again, a 40-minute commute coming in from manassas headed eastbound in towards vienna. no problems on the beltway. the beltway inner loop slow from springfield out towards gallows road. 395 at the 14th street bridge, heavy and slow as you continue from the beltway all the way across the potomac. a few brakes along the way. you'll find delays on the southeast. southbound 270 here in germantown, heavy and slow. that's continuing all the way out towards the exit in rockville before you break free. 118 and middle brook road, checking for an accident, possibly involving a bicyclist, we hope to have more in our
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next report. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> annually, thank you. dozens of cats and dogs will be available for adoption today in silver spring. the adopt-a-palooza will be on from 4:00 to 6:00 this afternoon and will be on by the animal planet. the prospective pet owners can also shop for pet supplies, treats and enter to win prizes. the event is all part of a national campaign for animal shelter awareness. >> very good. could justin beiber be related to other stars? genealogists as an sesry.com say they've discovered that the teen idol is a distant cousin of some other famous canadaians. beiber is relate today ryan gossling, pop singer avril lavigne and dating back to some of quebec's earliest settlers 400 years ago. what's that? >> go ahead. >> ancestry.com says he is
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connected to singer celine dion and they're linked to a french columnist in the 1600s. they pretty much linked him to all the celebrity canadaians. there are others? >> yes. i just can't think of any right now. >> i'm sure there are. >> that's funny. we're all related, aren't we, really? >> yes, we are. still ahead, tips on how to spruce up your home for a little fall-like feel. >> yep. here's holly with that. holly. >>reporter: yeah, and we happen to be at the only fabric store in d.c., believe it or not there's only one. it's called bits of thread and it is perfect for your fall time project. but you're right, if you also want to spruce up your home, long time friend of the show robin leman is back. she has all the creative ideas you need to know to make trick or treat special for you and your family. it's all next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. 
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time for our facebook fan of the day. today we say hello to carlisia bird collins. she is marking today's unique date, of course, 10/11/12 by celebrating her birthday. happy birthday. for your chance to be tomorrow's fan of the day, go to our facebook page and leave a comment under carlissia's picture. >> love it. fall may already be here, but there's still time to get to work on your autumn decor. >> we have an expert to show us how to carry your crafts through to thanksgiving. holly. holly, are you the expert? i'm just joking. i know you could be an expert. good morning. >>reporter: i'm an expert at knowing the experts. that's what i am. and you'll really -- a big part of being creative is knowing where your resources are, and we have found a new wonderful
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resource in bits of thread. that's where we are live this morning. the owner is allison bentley. good morning to you. >> good morning. >>reporter: tell me a little bit, i am just amazed this is the only fabric store in the district. >> we're the only place to take sewing classes here. we had stores in the past and they've just moved out. i guess they weren't able to keep up with the high runs here. it's a great place. people are getting much more into sewing and it's becoming much more popular these days. >>reporter: when i read about it, you said you've seen a real surge in the last five years. why do you think that is? >> i think part of it is "project runway" and people have raised the profile of sewing and people want to get back to something that's hands on and make clothes that fit them, that kind of thing. >>reporter: the whole do it yourself thing. >> exactly. >>reporter: tell us what goes on here. >> we are in one of my classrooms here. i have two big classrooms and we have courses for everybody from the first-time sewer to the aspiring fashion designer, and it's a little bit of everything. we actually make some pieces for a local boutique and we
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also have sewing classes, and we sell -- resell fabrics that are secondhand. >>reporter: interesting. where do you get your fabrics from? >> they're all donated and we sell them through a nonprofit that recycles supplies. >>reporter: if we have a fabric, can you donate it? >> yes. >>reporter: do you mostly get personal donations or from companies? >> mostly personal donations, people cleaning out their closets. >>reporter: what do you find are your most popular classes? there's a wait list. >> our garment making classes, we have one how to make a perfect fit skirt and some of the other popular ones on making clothes. >>reporter: i like that, how you come to make a skirt and you find the one that fits you. >> exactly. >>reporter: before we go, i asked if she had any time herself to still do some sewing, she sewed her jeans. look at you. that is so impressive. we all should learn how to sew our jeans the hardest thing to buy for any woman. >> true. >>reporter: allison, thanks so much for letting us be here
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this morning. of course, we couldn't have a morning of creativity and not invite this woman, robin beam. you and i are talking. this is our third halloween. >> it is. where does the time go? >>reporter: and we just keep getting younger. >> definitely. >>reporter: let's talk a little bit about a few things in terms of autumn decor you've done. >> again, everything is easy to do and it looks like it's complicated. we have things like -- this is a premade wreath, but what you do is you jazz it up with some of this mesh ribbon. you make little bows and tie it on with chen il stems. >>reporter: that's what makes it custom. you don't really have to start from scratch, it's like accessizing. >> the pump wins -- pumpkins we use, these are metallic spray paints. these are carvable pumpkins. >>reporter: this is neat. this is a glitter pumpkin and
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it's a grapevine, but what's neat is the lights are already in it. >> love it. >> so what you can do is just take a charger. this is under a couple dollars, and then what you do is this would be great for a table and you can take picks that you want to use and just add them in and then you've got this beautiful lighted -- >>reporter: real quickly before we go, i want to make sure we get in the garland trick. >> the thing with the garland right behind you, the trick is to fill it. what you do is you take the ends and you wrap them. so you just twist them together so it makes a fuller garland, and then once you hang it up, that's when you add the ribbon and the tubing and everything and some bows and you're ready to go. >>reporter: that will work all the way through thanksgiving. >> it will. that's the other nice thing. >>reporter: and last but not least. >> pumpkins you can personalize and so we have personalized this. >>reporter: ahh, look at that, first halloween >> this is something because it's on one of the foam pumpkins he'll have for years
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to come. >>reporter: he'll love that when he's 17. robin, thank you so much. myfoxdc.com is our website. we have a link to bits of threads website and ac moore. a lot of these ideas are on ac moore's website. robin is not going anywhere, we're going to talk costumes, costumes you don't have to sew that are easy to do but will still be exref. back to you. >> thank you. what a great idea. a preview of tonight's vice presidential debate live from danville, kentucky. and researchers are working on air air egg app that might help you skip a late night trip to the doctor. the fox medical team tells us how it works. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisionsns
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a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message. straight ahead at 8:00, tragedy in baltimore overnight after a house fire kills five people. we've got an update on the investigation. plus the pressure is on. we will go live to danville, kentucky for a look at what to expect from tonight's running mate debate. then -- and i can tell you the same thing -- the pressure is on, the ballpark is quiet now, but just hours from now
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nats fans will pack the stands, hoping the season isn't over just yet. good morning, everybody, i'm tony perkins. >> and i'm allison seymour. we're all crossing everything we have, right? >> yes, we are. >> today at 4:00. tucker barnes is here to tell us what we can do for this afternoon's game. >> we hit 71 yesterday, we won't be that warm today, but it'll be sunny and it should be bright and hopefully things will warm up. >> that's right. >> let's see the satellite picture. nice and quiet. remember yesterday we had the fog and low clouds? not the case this morning, lots of sunshine out there, but the overnight clear skies has led to some very cool temperatures, so we are noticeably cooler than we were 24 hours ago. most of the cloud cover well north of us, and we're not looking at any difficulties in today's forecast, no rain, i think it'll be just bright sunshine for much of the day, just a few passing clouds. here are your cool
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temperatures, 49 at reagan national, 44 this morning out at dulles, bwi marshall 46 degrees. daytime highs upper 50s and low 60s, so about 10 degrees cooler than yesterday with lots of sunshine. headed to the game at 4:00, definitely bring a jacket because as the sun goes down here late this afternoon, the temperature will quickly fall into the low- to mid-50s i think by the end of the game, it'll feel pretty cool out there, a bit of a breeze too. >> thank you. and now -- >> on time traffic. >>reporter: you just never know whose voice it's going to be. and, here we go. on the roads right now, a busy ride, sunshine in your face, that's what we're dealing with, pack your patience this morning, folks. 66 eastbound coming in from manassas, heavy and slow all the way down in towards vienna. springfield headed out towards gallows road, outer loop starting to slow from van dorn street to the wilson bridge. no accidents to report on the
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top stretch of the beltway, but route 1 over towards georgia avenue, a 20-minute commute there. expects delays on 95 headed toward the beltway. southbound 270 delays continue now, trying to get south of germantown all the way out towards rockville. earlier accident we had mentioned 118 near wisteria has been cleared to a parking lot. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> julie, thank you. we begin with a news alert from baltimore where five people have died in an overnight fire. the youngest victim just a year old. the blaze broke out in a house in the northeast part of the city sometime before 2:00 this morning. at least one other person in the home did survive after jumping from a window. two firefighters also were hurt battling the flames, including one who fell through the second floor into the basement. so far still no word on a cause or the victim's identify thes -- identities, but we do know they were a grandmother and
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four children. and our other big story today, on the brink of elimination. >> the nats head back to the ballpark today at 4:00 for game four of the division series. pitcher ross debtwiler will take the mound. yesterday the hype over the first home playoff game quickly turned into a humiliation. the redbirds batted in eight runs, shutting out the nats. the cardinals now lead the series 2-1. dave ross will join us live in about 30 minute with a closer look at what the nats need to do to keep the season alive. now, despite the record crowd at yesterday's game, things went pretty smoothly for people taking metro. a little reminder that you don't have to get on the green line outside of nats park after the game. fans can also go to the new jersey avenue entrance of the navy yard station. you can also walk less than a mile north and get on trains at the capital south station. well, the pressure is on
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for the two men running for vice president. tonight joe biden and paul ryan will go head to head at a forum in danville, kentucky. the white house wants a turn around during tonight's one and only debate between the running mates. analysts say vice president biden will try to slow the momentum gop mitt romney gained from his first debate with president obama. paul ryan will have to fend off attacks on his conservative policies. >> congressman ryan is a smart and effective speaker, but his ideas are the wrong ones. >> it's my first time, so, sure, it's a nervous situation because joe biden is one of the most experienced debaters we have in modern politics, but the achilles heel he has is president obama's record. >> we will get more insight into the vice presidential debate coming up a little bit later with fox news host brett baier.
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allison. >> tony, thank you very much. the presidential candidates are back on the campaign trail today. president obama will head to the battleground state of florida. mitt romney will campaign through north carolina. in the meantime a new poll gives romney a one-point lead over the president in colorado, but the quinnpiac university/cbs news/new york times poll found president obama has a three-point advantage in wisconsin. and in virginia romney still holds a five-point lead over the president. new this morning rescue crews in florida continue their round-the-clock search efforts for a construction worker still missing in the rubble of a parking garage collapse. last night crews pulled a worker out from the pile of debris at miami-dade college 13 hours after the garage, which was under construction, first fell. he was flown to a nearby hospital in critical condition. two workers were killed, eight others were injured. a discouraging development in the search for a missing 10- year-old girl in colorado.
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overnight authorities say they found a body just a few miles from where jessica ridgeway disappeared, but they won't say if the case is linked. ridgeway disappeared friday. investigators say she was likely abducted. the fbi and police will be back on the scene today to search for more clues. closer to home, a serial groper in fairfax county may have struck again. here's a sketch of the suspect. the latest incident involves a 25-year-old woman who says she was groped from behind while walking near the commerce street bus stop in springfield. the incident happened about a month ago but police say it's the sixth case they're investigating. in northeast d.c., the hunt is on for whoever shot and killed a man in broad daylight. it happened yesterday afternoon near galadebt university. just minutes ago police identified the victim as 21- year-old gregory darnell troxler. there's no word yet if he was a student at the school and no word for a suspect or a motive in the shooting. a few moments ago we told you about the vice presidential
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debate that takes place tonight in kentucky. fox news' brett baier is on the scene with more of what we can expect tonight. brett, good to see you this morning. >>reporter: hey, tony, good morning. >> first question for you is, on the one hand, we hear, well, these vice presidential debates, they don't really matter that much, but on the other hand we hear, for example, the obama team saying, well, we really are hoping that biden can turn things around from how they went last night. how likely is that, and will this be significant for the voters? >> well, there are a lot of things to watch in this particular debate. number one, how joe biden performs, and how much he's on the offensive. a lot of people, a lot of election watchers and particularly democrats who are a little bit disappointed and disheartend by perhaps the president's performance in the last debate are wanting the vice president to step up in this debate and really go on the offensive against congressman paul ryan. so they expect to see that happen. they are hoping that that
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happens. and joe biden has a history of doing that in debates of past. we've talked to the campaigns, we know that paul ryan has been looking at the 2008 vice presidential debate, studying that very closely. it's also an interesting dynamic here. you know, in debates, the personalities come out on stage, and the interaction between the two men will be interesting to watch. understand that the age is different here. joe biden is 69, paul ryan 42. when joe biden was being sworn into the senate, paul ryan was 2 years old. that dynamic is a little different. so we're going to see a lot of different things play out on the stage. it should be interesting. >> brett bare reporting for us -- brett baier reporting from danville, kentucky. we'll hear more from you tonight. thanks for joining us this morning. we appreciate it. >> sure. her death broke hearts across the nation's capital, now for the first time we're going to find out what went wrong. >> still ahead at 8:00, we have an update from the national zoo
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on what killed its 6-day-old panda cub. plus taking the pain out of paperwork. lauren demarco shows us the new app that can help you get rid of clutter. oh, my goodness, thank you, lauren. can't wait to hear all about that. it's 8:09 right now, 49 degrees. we'll be right back. hey, w what are you drinkin'? pumpkin coffee for the morning. and i've got my pumpkin k-cup packs for at home. now i can have my pumpkin coffee any time i want it. pumpkin's perfect. it's dunkin' with the press of a button. new pumpkin k-cup packs, only at dunkin' restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee. take away his toys and he'll playay with a stick.
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i'm just in love with the flavor. i get mine black. i don't want to take away from that pure taste. so smooth, no bitterness. it's awesome. america runs on dunkin' coffee. making headlines in the day ahead, what killed our baby panda, and it was our baby panda. today scientists from the national zoo will reveal the result of their investigation into the death of the 6-day-old cub. a preliminary report indicated that she may have had liver abnormalities. the zoo will also an update on the mom, mayscwrang who has been shielded from the public since the september birth. also today metro's board meets to talk about keeping passengers safe in emergencies. metro staff will discuss how workers handle communications. the meeting comes in response to complaints over the summer about derailments, power failures and other issues.
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finally, the accused colorado theater shooter heads back to court. today prosecutors will file more charges against james holmes and the public will get its first look at the evidence against him. 12 people died in the july attack during a screening of "the dark knight rises." it is 8:14 now. tucker barnes is with us once again. and he's got more than weather. we've actually -- allison and i cheated, we previewed. >> so cute, tucker. good morning. >> good morning. i can't wait to see. time now for my first 5 photo of the day. this is 3-year-old madison, everybody. >> what a happy face. >> what a beautiful smile. >> look at her face. she's beautiful. >> here's madison, pop pop sent in her picture because she wanted everybody to see her beautiful smile. she enjoys watching fox 5 with her grandparents. >> i hope she's watching right now. 3 years old, she might not be
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in preschool. she might be, like, hanging out with her grandparents >> madison, you're adorable, you're beautiful. >> we do love that smile. >> love the smile, love the hat too. >> love the sunshine in that picture, tucker. >> we got plenty of sunshine in the forecast, though. >> all right. >> i think madison is going to have to wear a jacket when she heads out to school this morning. thanks for watching and to share your child's picture, go to myfoxdc.com and click on mornings. madison, i like the hat, but you're going to need a jacket today because temperatures interest have fallen back into the 40s. there's a bit of a breeze out there as well. there's a look at regional temperatures. washington we mentioned it's 49 degrees, but check out columbus, ohio, 28 this morning. beckley, virginia, 30 degrees. 34 in binghampton. we've got some chilly temperatures north and west, and that cold chunk of air, that area of high pressure you saw that's responsible for the temperatures will be moving overhead today. so our high temperatures will only top out in the upper 50s and low 60s around here later this afternoon, and that's even with quite a bit sunshine
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expected. there's the satellite and radar picture for you. a lot of sunshine to start your day. should be a bright and beautiful afternoon f. you're going to the game, definitely bring along a jacket because we're never going to warm up a whole lot today. we'll quickly cool off tonight. it should be a nice dry afternoon. just a few fair weather clouds moving through. here's your seven-day accuweather trend for the next several days, featuring dry conditions with plenty of sunshine. a few more clouds tomorrow with our next cold front. that will cool us down briefly on saturday, but we will rebound into the 70s by sunday and monday. so planning on some more weekend baseball around here, conditions should be just fine for the redskins game sunday afternoon, it looks good. let's do some traffic. somebody else with a beautiful smile. actually, i was talking about me. no. julie wright. i'm kidding. julie wright. >>reporter: is our floor director standing over with a mirror so you can look at yourself the whole time while you're doing the weather. >> i'm teasing you, julie. have a good day. >>reporter: you too, tucker. on the roads right now you'll
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find lanes open, but heavy and slow around the capitol beltway as expected at this hour. activity northbound on leonardtown road. much like yesterday, kind of a dij@ vu, 228 at bunker hill road yet another crash to report. southbound 270 still a slow haul as you folks travel in from buckies town, a six-minute ride with all lanes open. you'll find southbound 29 tied up at randolph road headed out to university boulevard. 66 into the bright sunshine, delays continue out of manassas through centreville. lanes are open inside of the beltway. gw parkway slowing before the memorial bridge. southbound delays 123 back out to the key bridge. 395 heavy and slow from the beltway, trying to get to the pentagon, up and over the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. well, a sticky note here, a receipt there, piles of forms, as you know, it doesn't take much to get bogged down in paperwork. >> that's right. but now a local company has
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developed a new app to help everyone from dog walkers to doctors streamline the way they do business. fox 5's lauren demarco has more in this morning's "smart phone zone." >> this is probably about a week or two's worth of paper. >>reporter: in a world of smart phones and tablets, who needs all that clutter, not to mention forms are fragile. >> it'll have a boot prohibit on it or coffee spilled or whatever. >>reporter: chamberlain contractors have been paving roads in d.c., maryland and virginia since 1996. now they're paving a new chapter in the company's history by going paperless. >> we need to find a number and then click up or down. >>reporter: the software the crews now use mirrors their traditional paper documents. it's all thanks to a mobile app from the canvass app store. just like apple's app store or dpoogle play, canvass is an online market, but the apps are
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developed for businesses. >> we want it to be analog or paper data collection what the kindle did to books. >>reporter: ceo james quigley says companies can choose from thousands of apps to help them run more efficiently. there's something available for everyone from construction to medical offices, we even found some for dog walkers. >> dog walking waivers and pet sitting overnight forms and a pet grooming receipt. >>reporter: and if you don't find one you like, you can also build your own app in a matter of minutes. quigley says canvas caught the attention of the organizers of the olympic games in london. >> the olympics was one of those groups that just went crazy with it. they had over 50 different applications by game time. they were doing lots of things with it. they were tracking people who were violating their brand, they were doing -- tracking all the transportation that was coming in and out of the olympics with this, and this all came from people going, wow, you know what we could do? we could do this as well. we effectively became the reason that the olympics
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deployed apple products and ipads enmass. >>reporter: there's a one- month free trial period, then payment is either by monthly subscription or pay as you go. the canvas app store is used worldwide, but it's based in reston, virginia. at headquarters it's a fun atmosphere, with extra space for other startups looking for reasonable rent. >> goal wasn't to make money, the goal was to help other small organizations take their next path into their first space and find a place that they could work around other startups and mentor each other, that we could help each other out. >>reporter: quigley is all about giving back. canvas has also branched out, creating free apps for charities in need worldwide. one of the most recent, a rhino preserve try to go protect itself from poachers in south africa. >> using the canvas, we were able to identify certain areas that are high priority hot spots. we can put patrols in that area a lot more regularly and identify the exact spot and
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send the gps location. >>reporter: canvas seems to define thinking outside the box, but even its most simple application can make a big difference when it comes to customers' bottom line. >> it saves us a lot of time and it's well worth it because time is money. >>reporter: lauren demarco, fox 5 news. >> good stuff there. >> thanks, lauren. coming up next, the power of the written word. we will tell you who took home the nobel prize for literature. and later do-it-yourself halloween costumes without all the work. holly is live with some creative crafty ways to get ready for halloween. 8:21, 49 degrees, we'll be right back.
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a chinese writer is this year's nobel prize in literature winner. mo yan was selected by the nobel committee they say because of his mix of fantasy reality and contemporary chinese life. mo yan is his pen name. this is what it means, tony, it means don't speak. he once says he chose that name because he can be rather frank which is not always welcomed in
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china. tomorrow the nobel peace prize winner will be announced. the former nfl star turned comedy actor best known for his roles in the movies "blazing saddles" and the tv sit-com "webster" is being remembered by fans. alex karras died yesterday. he had been suffering from dementia and kidney disease. that was video from his role as amongo in the mel brooks comedy western "blazing saddles" and the former defensive lineman for the detroit lions, along with thousands of former nfl players sued the league this year, claiming that they should have had more protection to avoid head injuries. karass was 77 years old. >> he used to be on tv all the time, i mean, after his nfl career, acting in shows and all that kind of stuff. sad. >> sad. coming up in our next half hour, we're going to turn our attention back to baseball and what the nats need to do to
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keep the season alive. well, to win. >> our dave ross will be here to tell us that with a special guest when we take a look at yesterday's shutout and the rest of your sports headlines too. 8:25 right now. fox 5 morning news continues after this. pumpkin coffee for the morning. and i've got my pumpkin k-cup packs for at home. now i can have my pumpkin coffee any time i want it. pumpkin's perfect. it's dunkin' with the press of a button. new pumpkin k-cup packs, only at dunkin' restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee.
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more fear about serious chemical weapons and this morning we're learning that american troops are on the border in case they are needed. pentagon chief leon panetta isn't ruling anything out, saying the 150 u.s. special operations troops flew to jordan to build a headquarters and begin contingent planning to keep weapons of mass destruction from being used. in the meantime, a plane carrying suspected missile parts was diverted to turkey last night, raising tensions between the two neighbors. back here at home, good news for the housing market. u.s. foreclosure filings fell
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12% from august to september. filings are now at a five-year low and are 15% lower than the same time last year. last month's report also marks the second consecutive monthly decline. developing this morning, a new twist in that nationwide meningitis outbreak. it turns out the massachusetts- based pharmacy that made the tainted steroid linked to the outbreak was sued back in 2004 over allegations they made a tainted shot that later killed an elderly man. the pharmacy eventually settled that lawsuit. so far 12 deaths have been connected to the fungal infection. it is now 8:30 and tucker barnes is here with us once again. >> to start your day, lots of sunshine across the area. don't be fooled, even though it's going to be bright and beautiful out there, it's going to be a little cool today with highs only in the upper 50s, low 60s maybe. >> so a light jacket. >> yeah, definitely want a jacket, especially this morning
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with temperatures still hanging out in the 40s. late get to the numbers, let me mention real quick if you're going to the nationals game at 4:00, lots of sunshine, but the temperature which will peak at about 60 degrees will quickly fall back, so i think by the end of the game it'll be in the low 50s, low- to mid-50s. it won't be bitter, allison, but it'll be -- you know, an october cool. >> it's going to be crisp. >> that's what 49 right now in washington, 43 this morning in gaithersburg. a bit of a breeze here -- yeah, i need my jacket. a bit of a breeze. this does not look right, out of the north and west, keeping temperature as little on the cool side. 46 this morning in leonardtown. let's talk about high pressure. gotta be careful how i move here and that's going to keep us nice and dry. so clear skies expected throughout the day. in fact, the trend the next several days will be for bright and sunny conditions around here with a bit of a warming trend towards the end of the weekend. so low 60s today. we'll be cool again tonight, and then as we get into tomorrow mid-60s. saturday and sunday both look
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bright and sunny as well. high pressure today, that's going to give us a nice, dry afternoon. so no issues with the game later today. tomorrow we get another cold front, but just like the one that came through yesterday came through dry, this one will come through dry. we'll have a few more cloud around tomorrow, but not expecting any rain and that area of high pressure will deliver a couple of nice days for the weekend. gotta love this time of year, even though it's a little cool out there today. 62 later this afternoon, 67 tomorrow. both saturday and sunday look good with a warming trend, again, 72 on sunday for the redskins game. things looking pretty good. maybe a few showers on monday. that's a look at weather. and i'm tossing back to you, tony, at the desk. >> thank you very much, tucker. pro cyclist lance armstrong is being implicated in what's being called the most sophisticated doping program in recent sports history. the u.s. anti-doping agency released a report accusing the cycling legend of using performance-enhancing drugs during his career. it names 11 former teammates as key witnesses and details how the drugs were administered to
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armstrong's team. armstrong's lawyers dismiss the report as "a one-sided hatchet job." we told you at the top of the hour, it is do or die time for the washington nationals. >> the nats got shut out 8-00 yesterday, now heading into today's game four, they are on the brink of elimination. that means it's time to wake up the bats and it's time to wake up dave ross. he's been awake. good morning, dave. he has a special guest. >> what? have i been sleeping all morning? what's that all about. pick a cliche, do or die, backs to the wall, win or go home or in this case stay home for your nats, they all apply for the nats and the orioles. here to talk about both of those teams is a man who knows them both quite well. you've heard him for over 14 years on wtop. craig hites. we either see you at the ballpark or redskins park or other places. we see you in here today. we appreciate your time.
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>> yesterday we start off with the nats, we had the flyover, we had 45,000 people, our first- ever playoff game for the nationals in d.c. in, what, 79 years and then you see the life get sucked out of that place rather quickly. how do they get past the 8-0 loss, put it behind them and get ready for the critical game? >> as cliche as it sounds, you go out and play the game. they need debtweiler to come alive today. they were 0-8 with men in scoring position, they left 11 men on base. it's a tough deal if you're not hitting the ball in october. >> jackson struggled, gave the three in the 2nd. it felt like, man, 2nd inning, we're already four runs down here. how important is it, we heard ryan zimmerman say, to get some runs so debtweiler can pitch at ease. >> he can mix his pitches up. he needs to keep the ball down, though. >> davy johnson seemed after the game to be very confident.
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he loves his team. he says, look, i've been in worse situations than this, had my back against the wall worse than this. is davy the perfect calm for this team? >> i was asked that yesterday and i think he is. i've been through this twice with davy, once in baltimore. players love to play for this guy. he lets them go out and play the game. he's not a guy who will get in your face or anything like that. he'll make his points, but he lets his players go out and play the game. >> do you say those are kind of anomalies that this is not representative of who the nats are, these blowout losses, more of what we saw in game one, the 3-2, come-from-behind scenario? >> yeah. for as good as this pitching staff has been all year long, they have not pitched well in these three games and that's where detweiler has to stem the tide today because you have to force a game five to get to geo again on friday. >> i know no one wants to talk about this, you're talking
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about steven straussburg. that's the question that's on everybody's mind today, what if, what if, what if. we know he's not going to be back, but let's play the game, >> you're never going to know the answer to the question because the only way this issue goes away is if they win the whole thing. and even if they win the whole thing, there'll be people out there saying, look, you -- look what you denied him the opportunity to do. the bottom line is this was a decision that we knew was coming before spring training even started. and we knew he was going to get shut down, we knew the inning limit was going to be about 160 and it is what it is. they're doing this for the long- term benefit of his career. i applaud mike rizzo and company for sticking to their guns with this no matter what the outcome of this is going to be because the way this staff pitched all year, they're good enough to win short series without him. >> i like that, craig. let's talk about the other team you covered before the nats came into town and that was the orioles. we saw just an unbelievably heartbreaking game last night in new york city.
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i cannot tell you how often i have seen that movie play out. >> so bench a-rod in the 9th inning, and then, you know, we're thinking we got this thing, manny machado goes deep. here comes ibanez and the rest is history from there and ibanez hits one in the 12th. can you imagine what the tabloids would be like in new york if this had not happened, what they'd be saying about joe girardi and a-rod today, instead the story becomes this. >> i think this is one of the reasons why this is girardi's best managerial jobs. he has the ability to do this, a future hall of famer for who hits it short in rightfield. he does it twice later in the game against a left hander in ryan mathias i may add. this is was typical magic in yankee stadium and that's why they say the last three to get are at yankee stadium. >> the orioles still have life out there. how do you come back from a heart-ripping loss like that?
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>> joe saunders pitched the play-in game in texas. he had an e.r.a. that was sky high in rangers ballpark down there in arlington. he pitches tonight. they need a big effort out of him. left hander in yankee stadium, i think they can force a game five. >> craig, we'll see you at the ball game later on today. thank you so much for your time. so glass half full for the o's and nats fans. there's still hope, tony and allison. when you still have a game to play, you still have hope. >> that's absolutely right. it's good to see craig here in the studio. >> familiar voice and name. >> thank you much. still ahead at 8:00, the new app that helps diagnosis your child's earache and the most disgusting contact care mistake we make. we'll check in with the fox medical team. we're talking about contact lenses, right? >> okay. >> we'll find out. first, though, bringing a little top back to the district. time right now 8:38 on a thursday morning. we'll be right back.
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the works of a pop art megastar are back in d.c. >> starting sunday roy licten stein's paintings, drawings and
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sculpturing will be on display at the national gallery on the national mall. the exhibit includes the class ix painting inspired by ads and comic books. the exhibit is free to the public and runs through january 13th. a movie already getting oscar buzz makes its d.c. premier. check it out. ben affleck was on hand last night at the regal theater to promote his new film "argo." he directs and stars in the new thriller. it's based on the real-life rescue mission to free six americans from tehran at the height of the hostage crisis in 1970. "argo" hits theaters nationwide tomorrow. >> 1970, how can i remember that so well? it's weird. >> did i say 1970? 1980. >> oh, that's why i can remember it. it is now 8:42 on this thursday morning. coming up the big mistakes most people make when it comes to contact lens care. but, first, crafty
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halloween costumes, no sewing required and that's good news. good morning, holly. >>reporter: i know. these costumes are amazing. they're amazingly easy, but they're also amazingly impressive. your kids will be the hit if you follow our instructions as we're live this morning in adams morgan. they do sew here, but you don't need to sew for these costumes. with a little help from our friends at a.c. moore, we'll show you some do- it-yourself costumes that will indeed be memorable this halloween. it's two weeks away, you know. stay with us on fox 5 morning news. [ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor,
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it's time for our facebook fan of the day. yes. and today we say hello to carlisia bird-collins. carlisia is marking today's unique day, if you haven't noticed it's 10/11/12 and she's celebrating her birthday. happy birthday to you, carlissia and thank you for sending in the lovely picture. for your chance to be tomorrow's fan of the day, just log onto our facebook page and leave a comment under carlisia's photo. this morning we're learning how to make fun halloween crafts. >> and these next do-it-
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yourself costumes are so easy you don't even need to know how to sew. holly tells us. she joins us now live from adams morgan. good morning. >>reporter: good morning. i actually misspoke earlier. i said we are less than two weeks away from halloween. we are actually over two weeks, so you actually have more time than you thought. here's the beauty of these costumes, you don't need hardly any time at all, they are quick, they are easy, but they will be the ones everybody it tawblging about. robin beam, the director of education came down to inspire us this morning. >> good to see you. happy halloween. >>reporter: i always love what you all come up with because it's just amazing, it's just great. let's go ahead and get started. >> i really can't take credit for this, one of our associates, amy hartman did all these costumes and what's great is they're from t-shirts, no sew and many of them -- most of them are under $20. >>reporter: you can't buy a costume for that. >> it's a costume store. >>reporter: >> the gum ball machine, it's instructions with t-shirts, it shows how to cut the t-shirts,
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how do glue them together. there's the seam here where the two t-shirts are glued together and then you just trace everything and i love this because it's a little dimensional, the little gumball with the pom-pom, and then you just hot glue on the circle of all the little pom-poms look like gum balls. >>reporter: too cute for word. >> it's so much fun. what's nice about the t-shirts is that as they're in the classroom for school, they won't be too hot, but if you make the shirt big enough that you're using for the t-shirt, they can bulk up underneath. >>reporter: if it's cold for actual trick or treat. >> yeah. one of our favorite things is this great little monster costume. it could be a dinosaur -- >>reporter: any basic green monster out there. exactly. >> what this is is deco mesh tubing. what's neat about this tubing is it's spongy and all you do is you knot the ends to make the scales. you just knot it. >>reporter: i love this stuff. i actually use this for my bows for christmas because i send a lot of gifts. >> and then you hot glue them on. and then this is felt, and,
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again, we have the templates so it makes the scales on the back and then felt to use for the tail. >>reporter: you know what is good about using the base of a t-shirt, it's going to be comfortable for your kid, like you said, you know what i mean? they'll be able to run from house to house. this i think is a fun one, the leaves, it's timely, and a bag of the leaves is under $2 and then just two pieces of felt and you're ready to go. and what's neat about it is it's dimensional and it has the leaves. i would think a school mom who has a party or a teacher because they can move around in it. 's, like, cute, far as the createive and not embarrassing for your child. >> again, another one that's done is a superhero and it's just felt on the t-shirt, so you can make their favorite color, they can use their initials, but what's so great is the trick about the cape because it's a cut t-shirt, but you keep the neck, so it's not something that keeps getting untied, it's not something that's too tight because it's
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the neck. we have it just pinned on now, but it's the neck of the green t-shirt for the cape. but look how clever that is. >>reporter: that would be fun where you and i were talking, like a family, if the family was all dressing up and everybody -- you know. i just think it would be hysterical. >> there's no wrong with it and that's what's so much fun. >>reporter: we want to get this in because all these templates are online at ac moore, all the directions you need and the actual sizes so you don't have to, like -- >> we show you everything you need to do. we have the templates for the felt and what to do, everything is free, duct tape. we show duct tape and this is a neat trick again from one of our stores, these are just the recycled bags. i know most kid would like these because it's nice and big. >>reporter: yes, lots of candy goes in there. school-sized candy bars. >> yes, people. see how it's covered with the duct tape, so they can personalize it, they can add stickers, they can put their name on it. we have a lot of new ones like spongebob, spiderman. >>reporter: robin, thank you so much. the ideas are absolutely
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fabulous. myfoxdc is our wyeth. we have a link to ac moore. we have one more shot coming up in the next hour, talking about easy decorations for your house and actual treats too. back to you in the studio. >> the goody bags, great idea, holly. thank you. most parents know that a child's earache usually ends with a trip to the emergency room, right, or the doctor. but now there could soon be an app for that. the fox medical team's beth galvin joins us live from atlanta to talk about it. now, how would this work? and good morning, beth. >> good morning, allison. it's actually kind of genius. it would allow you -- i think we have a little bit of video. right now when your child has an ear infection, you have to take your child to the doctor, the doctor scopes the child's ear and looks at the ear drum. this would be a way to use your smart phone, your iphone or your android to take a picture of your child's ear drum, so basically you're scoping your child with your cell phone. there's a little applycator
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that fits over the top. it's got an ear piece on it just like the odo -- otoscope that doctors use in the doctor's office. you would stick that in your ear, hold the camera up and use the built-in lens and light to take a picture of your child's eardrum and send that to the doctor's office and either the doctor would be able to take a look and say that does look like an ear infection, you need to come in or that looks like something that's clearing up, maybe you can stay home, and you may often just be able to skip the coming into the e.r. period. >> that is genius. i love that. now, can you get your hands on that right now? that's amazing. >> unfortunately you can't. it's still in development here at children's healthcare of atlanta and georgia tech and so they're working it and tweaking it. it's probably going to be another couple of years before you can get your hands on this, and when you do, it'll probably be about $100 to buy the app and also to buy the little piece that fits on the phone
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with the fiberoptic ear tip. they're working on the ear tip to make it easier. >> anybody who stayed up all night with a child with severe pain, please, that is a small price to pay. another scenario, so a contact less thans falls out, it drops out, you do what you gotta do to get it wet, that might involve some spit. sounds pretty nasty, but people do it. so what's the risk with this? >> well, the thing about contacts is they should be so easy to use. you just pop them in the morning, you take them out at night, you give them a good cleaning and store them overnight. but some of us, allison, no, we don't do any of that. >> are you ready? >> i'm ready. >>reporter: when it comes to contact lenses, optometrist dr. rena gupta has seen some pretty nasty habits. >> horrible. >>reporter: people who wear the same contacts for weeks or rarely change their disinfectant storage solution. >> if you just top off and you don't change your solution everyday, you're creating bacteria in that case and so
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that can fester. >>reporter: some people run out of store solution, so they just use tap water. >> tap water is going to kill your contacts. it's not a good disinfectant at all, like, there's a lot of bacteria in tap water. >>reporter: same thing with saliva, but that doesn't stop people from rewetting their lenses with their mouth. >> the number one story is i was at a party and i wanted to crash there, and so i put them in my mouth to kind of keep them wet. >>reporter: and gupta says of all the bad habits, sleeping in your contact lenses may be the worst because that allows germs to get up in between your lens and your cornea and stay there. >> and the problem with sleeping in them is not only are you sleeping in them, you're getting up the next morning and you're showering in them and so all that bacteria in the bath, it's just festering on that contact, you're never taking it out. >>reporter: and this is what can happen. >> this is a bacteria collection of cells right here that's sitting on the cornea. >>reporter: if you develop sensitivity to light, redness, burning or blurred vision, you probably have an infection.
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but gupta says if you can just take your contacts out at night, clean them and replace them when you should: >> i think contacts are great, easy to use, shouldn't have any problems with them. >>reporter: it's that long- term abuse that really causes all of the problems. >>reporter: and dr. gupta recommends taking your contacts out for at least one day a week and wearing your glasses just to give your eyes a break. allison. >> great advice, beth. thank you. let me on a personal note say i love your haircut, it's really cute. >>reporter: thank you. thank you very much. >> we'll see you soon. tony, over to you. >> thank you very much, allison. still ahead in our next hour, the last minute cramming and campaigning before tonight's vice presidential debate. luther martin will join us live with another edition of "campaign u" with a look at what younger voters will look for from kentucky. it's 8:55. fox 5 morning news continues after this.
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right now at 9:00, tragedy in baltimore. five family members are dead after flames rip through a home. the latest on the victims and the investigation straight ahead. will tonight's v.p. debate have an impact on voters? a preview of what's to come from fox business network. plus wisdom is getting some wisdom of his own from students at american university with "campaign u." and the nats have one chance to make a comeback, shut out by the cardinals in their first game back home. dave ross joins us with a look at what happened and what needs to happen. or good morning, everybody, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm allison seymour. happy you're with us on this special thursday, 10/11/12 is the date. tucker barnes downstairs now with a look at what's going on on this thursday weather wise. hey, tucker. >>reporter: hi, allison. cool temperatures to start your day, in the mid-40s.